Hmmmmm, what's in here?
Oh! Oh my! Mine, mine, mine!
What's Logan got?
Hey! I want some! Move out of the way. No fair. They're not sharing!!!
Rogue finds a greater treasure. The whole fryers in the bottom of the fridge. But it seems to be protected by some impenetrable force field. Dang!
I promised folks at the party yesterday and others in emails that I'd write about what I feed. Might be easier to write about what I don't. I don't feed them anything that is toxic to dogs.
Not enough? Ok. I know folks who feed all sorts of ways. Kibble, cheap and "premium." I know people who feed raw and only raw and nothing else. I feed kibble, the premium kind but I switch brands around. If there's a reaction, like Kayla's noxious emissions when she eats Evo, we find something else. Read labels, learn what works for your dog and your budget.
I also give them cooked meat of all kinds but usually ground turkey, veggies, a little fruit, rice, potatoes, ground flaxseed, dairy in the form of cheese, cottage cheese or yogurt. I mix in a vitamin supplement. Sometimes they get sardines. Once a week they get a beef bone to gnaw on and some organ meats. I don't measure anything but the vitamin supplements.
What this does is provides variety. A variety of foods stimulates the immune system and thereby reduces the incidence of allergies. That's my theory anyway and so far it's been successful. The key is to watch the dogs. Are they maintaining a healthy weight? How does their coat look as a general rule? Eyes, mucous membranes? Are they constantly dealing with infections?
Some folks do raw. There are a wide variations in how this is interpreted. I did it for a while and got nervous about how meats are processed but Carolyn says hers are doing fine. Do some research and try it out if you're interested. You may really love what it does for your dog.
Their favorite food in the world? Chicken. I roast mine and they love it. Winco 88¢/lb. for whole fryers. If you cook the chicken don't feed them the bones. They splinter. Raw bones, however, are fine and they love them and the bones love them back in keeping their teeth scraped clean.
Readers with opinions?!! Comment away. Please. Mine is not by a long shot the final authority. I do what works for me. Period. And it will probably change as time goes on and I learn more.
My puppy buyers: Whatever you choose to feed your puppy if it's of good quality they should transition fine. There will be the stress of a new environment that's more likely to have an impact on digestion than the food itself but even that should settle down after a day or so. Please contact me if you have any concerns about your puppy when they are with you. As long as I have breath in my body I am here as a resource. If I don't know the answer my collective dog-loving friends will help me find out.
Now I think someone mentioned an annual cardigan party in the Pacific NW? I think that deserves some attention.
3 weeks ago